Rizal offers a list of mountains that makes mountaineers jump with excitement! Whether its for beginners or advanced climbers, it's there. I chose to conquer Mt. Maynuba first!
Apparently the internet spells it as Mt. Maynoba but it actually is Mt. Maynuba, as per our guide. So don't judge nor get confused. This mountain had just opened last March of this year, so if you want to conquer all of Rizal's mountains, add this on your list.
Trailhead: Brgy. Cayabu, Tanay, RizalLLA: 14°36′22.4′′N, 121°25′18.6′′ E, 728 MASL (+470m)Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hoursSpecs: Minor hike, Difficulty 3/9 (Summit); 4/9 (Loop hike), Trail class 1-4Features: Sea of clouds, scenic views of the Sierra Madre, waterfallsSource: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/
Plus, it comes on a package because you'll have to pass through Mt. Cayabu first before you get to the Maynuba camp site. You'll hit two birds with one stone!
Here's CAMP ONE, where we set out our camp and stayed for the evening. BTW, I am thrilled to say that this is my first overnight hike! And it was an experience like no other.
We reached the summit of Mt. Cayabu by and it was dark so we could not appreciate the view slash did not take photos.
And here are photos of the trail to the summit.
|Got our matching waterproof bags from osah.com.ph. They are very light and very essential!|
|MT. MAYNUBA SUMMIT!|
Also, along the trail, you will pass by the "8 wonder falls". We stayed at the first waterfalls and dipped for a while though we decided to skip the 7 more falls so we just descended to the exit. There were just a few falls along the trail which we stopped for photos.
How to get there:
- Ride a bus/MRT to Shaw Boulevard
- Take a jeepney in Starmall bound to Tanay then alight at Tanay Market
- Ride a jeep to Sampaloc
- Ride another jeep bound to Batangasan
- Ride a trike to Brgy. Cayabu
In our case, there are trikes in Tanay Market that offers to drop you at the jump-off point of Mt. Maynuba. It costed 700 pesos for the 5 of us in one trike.
Things to bring:
- Plenty of water/hydration fluids
- Insect repelant
- Trail snacks
- Packed lunch
- Extra clothes for changing
- Flashlights/head lamp
- Waterproof bags/bag covers
- Sun protection (sun block/cap/sleeves)
meet-up at Star Mall, Shaw.
arrive at Tanay Market
arrive at Mt. Maynuba Jump off point
reach Mt. Cayabu summit
set camp at Mt. Maynuba camp one
witness the sea of clouds
continue hike to Mt. Maynuba summit
reach Mt. Maynuba summit
13:00 back to jump-off point/log out
14:30 lunch at Jabee Tanay
19:00 arrive back at Shaw Boulevard
24 RT Bus to Shaw Boulevard
58 Jeep to Tanay Rizal
140 trike to Brgy. Cayabu (700/trike 1:5)
40 Entrance fee
20 Pay-per-use bathroom
80 Trike to Batangasan (200/trike 1:3)
27 Jeep to Sampaloc
27 Jeep to Tanay Market
70 Van to Shaw Boulevard
300 Food budget/pax
300 Food budget/pax
786 lang bes
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! We should go climbing mountains together sometimes! Just hit me on the comment box below! :)